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Please find below a number of resources you can use for World TB Day. Included in the resources are a statement from GFAN Speaker Timur Abdullaev, links to Stop TB Resources, links to resources about COVID-19 and TB, and some social media tools.

Please note that given the current Global COVID-19 crisis, the language used below may be changed or adapted if needed.

Statement from GFAN Speaker Timur Abdullaev on World TB Day:

The world today is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic that is testing the limits of our global health infrastructure.  As the world comes to grip with this pandemic and the resulting ramifications, it is important to not lose sight of the three epidemics and the global fight that impacts the lives of millions of people around the world each and every day – and has for decades and generations. 

Today on World TB Day, lets take a look at the impact of TB, a disease that ...

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A portrait of Serge draped in the Rainbow flag at the Affirmative Action offices in Yaounde, Cameroon

Serge Douomon Yota is one of 11 Speakers that make up the GFAN Speakers Bureau .  Speakers are advocates who are committed to sharing the message to fund the Global Fund.  We believe that people who have seen the impact of the Global Fund in their lives are the most impactful spokespeople for the Global Fund. Each month we will be showcasing a different speaker and their work. 

To see Serge’s bio and photo story visit:  https://www.globalfundadvocatesnetwork.org/campaigns/serge-douomong-yotta/

To better get to know Serge and learn more about the work he does in Cameroon and in his travels, we asked him 5 question...

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TB kills more people than any other infectious disease and is the leading killer of people living with HIV; about one in three deaths among people with HIV are due to TB.

The Global Fund provides 69% of all international financing for tuberculosis (10% of total available resources) and has disbursed US$6.6 billion for TB programs and US$2.1 for TB/ HIV programs as of June 2019. As the leading international funder of TB programs, the Global Fund is a critical partner in achieving the new targets set at the UN High-Level Meeting. 

See the results of these initiative and others in the fight against tuberculosis worldwide in the Global Fund’s Results Report 2019 .

GFAN Speaker Timur Abdullaev shares his insights as an HIV+ person who received lifesaving tuberculosis treatment from a Global Fund program with participants of the RESULTS International Conference. He is confident that we can...

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The Global Fund launched HER in 2018 to drive down HIV infection rates among adolescent girls and young women through partnerships with the private sector in 13 priority countries. This is just one of the programs that the Global Fund funds to promote gender equality and ensure that women and girls are able to take charge of their own health.

Working together with PEPFAR and other organizations, the Global Fund has increased our investments in adolescent girls and young women fi vefold in the 2017-2019 period, to US$200 million. The Global Fund’s matching funds program used US$55 million to mobilize an additional US$140 million for programs to reduce new HIV infections, violence, and unintended pregnancies among 1 million adolescent girls and young women in 13 hardest-hit countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Eswatini, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

See the results of...
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In June, GFAN Speaker  Maurine Murenga was invited to the United Kingdom by  Frontline AIDS and  STOPAIDS to advocate to UK Members of Parliament and decision makers to fully fund the Global Fund for the 6th Replenishment.

Maurine spent a day meeting with UK Civil Society partners in Brighton at the Frontline AIDS office, and on 26 June, spoke at a reception hosted by Stephen Doughty MP, Nick Herbert MP, Virendra Sharma MP, and Jeremy Lefroy MP on behalf of the  All Party-Parliamentary Groups on HIV and AIDS, Global Tuberculosis and Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases : Stepping up the Fight to End AIDS, TB and Malaria: UK Leadership through the Global Fund.

From Left: Jeremy Lefroy MP, Stephen Doughty MP, Rt Hon Dr Andrew Murrison MP, Michael Sheen, Charlie Webster, Rt Hon Nick Herbert CBE, Global Fund Executive Director Peter Sands, Alex Norris MP, and GFAN...
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In June, GFAN Speaker  Mirriam Banda Chisamba visited Italy to participate in outreach and advocacy activities with civil society partners ahead of the Global Fund’s 6th Replenishment. Mirriam was invited by  Network Italiano Salute Globale , the Global Health Italian Network, and  AIDOS , an organization working for women’s right, dignity and freedom of choice.

Left to Right: Peter Sands, Senator Alessandro Alfieri, Mirriam Banda Chisamba

One of the main purposes of this trip was to have Mirriam support AIDOS and three members of Italian Parliament at the Italian Senate and at a hearing of the Commission of Foreign Affairs of the Chamber of Deputies. The MPs were presenting their report on a mission to Ethiopia that took place in May, and Mirriam was supporting these findings by sharing her experiences in community health in Zambia, as well as her experiences of the impact of Global Fund progr...

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